Fridays come along faster as I get older

@Inlemay (17323)
South Africa
January 21, 2016 11:45pm CST
TGIF - Kalimera That is the acronym for 'Thank Goodness its Friday' which seems to be the Acronym of the day, every week on Fridays? Duh - Yes! To me Fridays come around a lot faster than they did when I was younger. As a teenager we would wish our weeks away till Friday because Friday was Disco night and the start of a week-end having fun with friends. Week-ends were made up of Disco, Picnics, Drive-in Movies or Cinema, Braai (Barbecue) and Big Family Sunday Lunches . . . do you remember? At my mature age I give great thought to Greece on my Fridays, its my lasting memory of wonderful lapping waters along the shoreline of the Aegean Sea. To Katerina sitting somewhere having coffee with a friend - How is your teenager doing? Kalimera my dear friend! What are your fondest memories of Fridays as a Teenager? Have a wonderful Friday everyone !
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@jstory07 (57110)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Jan 16
I used to work on Friday nights when I was a teenager.
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@silvermist (15677)
• India
22 Jan 16
@Inlemay I too think Friday has arrived very soon.When I was a teenager,we did not have discos or anything.But I did wish for it because I used to spend time reading books from the library.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
22 Jan 16
@silvermist Friday did a short cut this week
@LadyDuck (118006)
• Switzerland
22 Jan 16
When I was very young my parents would not let me go out at night and in the afternoon I had school lessons. I met with friends when I was around 18, we went windows shopping in the center of the city and usually ate a pizza before going back home.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
22 Jan 16
that sounds very proper - My youngest was that kind of teenager, but my other two went out with friends to school parties from age 16
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@LadyDuck (118006)
• Switzerland
22 Jan 16
@Inlemay My brother went out to parties when he was 16, but I was not allowed Italian "women discrimination".
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
22 Jan 16
@LadyDuck that is discrimination - the men always get away with everything - They should have given the WOMB to them!!
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Jan 16
I lived on a farm so hanging out with friends wasn't an option. I mostly rode my pony and caught up on chores which I was responsible for.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
22 Jan 16
we had friends from the farms that were weekly boarders and had them over now and then - they were the wild ones - so farming kids are not as plain jane as they say . . But you are sure making up for doing chores as a young girl - the traveling you do is fantastic. Our RAND is not getting us anywhere abroad at the moment so all that kind of travel is on HOLD
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Jan 16
@Inlemay The dollar isn't doing too well either.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
22 Jan 16
@JudyEv Your Oz dollar or the US dollar
@Platespinner (18055)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
22 Jan 16
Friday afternoons I would stop by the library on my way home from school and check out a stack of books to read over the weekend--I never was much of a party girl.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
22 Jan 16
you sound like my youngest - she is 23 ans asked me to buy her the Harry Potter Series - I ask you, She is busy with all the Dan Brown books at the moment - loves to read but doesnt want a Kindle - I did ask
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
22 Jan 16
@Platespinner i shall tell her all the pro's - maybe for her birthday - which is around the corner, she might like a kindle
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@paigea (21000)
• Canada
22 Jan 16
I had a stack of books to read all of the time too. But I did like to go out with my friends.
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@TRBRocks420 (60568)
• Banks, Oregon
22 Jan 16
Thank God it's Friday and, as a teenager partying probably.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
22 Jan 16
I hope you did some partying
@xFiacre (10364)
• Ireland
22 Jan 16
@inlemay A braai by the pool was always a fitting beginning to the week end when I was a young teenager. Now it's not just the weeks that fly past but the years roll past rather quickly too.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
22 Jan 16
I feel that as well . . do you think we are just so busy to stop and HOLD time still a while?
@xFiacre (10364)
• Ireland
22 Jan 16
@Inlemay @inlemay Being able to stop and savour life is a trick not many have mastered. I love to just stop and appreciate the smells and colours of life and I don't care if that causes a bit of a traffic jam.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
22 Jan 16
@xFiacre I wish i could slow my hubby down - he is always in a race to get to a place and then when we are barely there, he is already looking at the date and time of return. Drives me crazy - life passes faster when I am with him . .
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@salonga (27973)
• Philippines
22 Jan 16
As a teenager, I really did not have the habit of going on Friday nights but I always look forward to it because I could sleep longer and then in the morning I could join my Mom in going to the market and then after that I could help her in the kitchen and would learn some cooking tips and techniques from her.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
22 Jan 16
ahhh those late sleep in were also the best - I dont think I have had a late morning in almost 40 years - how sad is that
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@salonga (27973)
• Philippines
22 Jan 16
@Inlemay that is really sad.
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@valmnz (12573)
• New Zealand
22 Jan 16
Not sure about as a teenager - winter months meeting my friends down town Friday night for coffee, dancing classes with the boys from the local boarding school. But, in summer, I usually had a swimming carnival to compete in on Saturday, so Friday nights were early nights.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
22 Jan 16
Good Morning Val - Ahh the week-end swimming gala's - those I remember too but I stopped swimming at age 14 so it didnt hamper my teenage years - ha ha ha or misspent youth
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@valmnz (12573)
• New Zealand
22 Jan 16
@Inlemay seems funny you saying good morning, it's 8 pm Friday here
@just4him (88755)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
School was out for the weekend. Though I loved school, I loved the weekend off. I never did anything special on weekends or Fridays.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
22 Jan 16
I loved school as well - but being off on the friday seemed to be a care-free feeling
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@just4him (88755)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jan 16
@Inlemay Exactly. I didn't worry about homework until Sunday night.
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@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
23 Jan 16
TGIS is mine, fridays are day 2 for me, not day 5
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
24 Jan 16
we have a strange week then
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• United States
22 Jan 16
Friday nights when I was a teen was more like Happy Days..we'd go to the drive-in movie and then for burgers & soda
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
24 Jan 16
ahhh those were the happy days
@Tampa_girl7 (21253)
• United States
22 Jan 16
I still look forward to Friday and the weekend.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
24 Jan 16
Yes - its the start to fun
@JESSY3236 (4885)
• United States
22 Jan 16
It seems like years and months go quicker too when you are older.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
24 Jan 16
its not fair - age then progresses faster
@alchemistrx (2591)
• Philippines
22 Jan 16
I think i party on friday nights when i was a teenager.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
22 Jan 16
sounds like a normal thing to do
@WorDazza (8377)
• Manchester, England
22 Jan 16
I'm hoping that once I'm able to give up work that life (and time) will slow down. I think that getting out of bed when I feel like it, spending days out walking the dog and enjoying long leisurely lunches will all help to make things seem a lot more serene.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
22 Jan 16
there doesnt seem to be any easing up of life and time - does it?
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@garymarsh6 (12103)
• United Kingdom
22 Jan 16
It was and still is the start of the weekend for me. Yippee. Enjoy your road trip I bet you are excited and raring to go now!
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
22 Jan 16
Oh I am - its still a few days to go - we depart on the 6th Feb - so time to get all the vehicle permits from the banks and insurance as well as our LW&T sorted in the event something serious happens - doubtful
• United States
22 Jan 16
I totally agree with you! Friday is so much quicker now than when I was in school. Fridays would be, movie night or playing pool.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
22 Jan 16
I like your Fridays nights as a teenager - it should always be fun and a child
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• Japan
23 Jan 16
Hm, Friday as a teenager was too long ago to remember. I liked school and church and all my music lessons and was not much of a partyer so probably I was practicing. These days, Friday evenings are often concert days. Saturday is my day off and it's time to nap!
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• Indianapolis, Indiana
22 Jan 16
I feel the same way. In fact, it's now Friday as I make this comment. and I thought it was Thursday
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@fearjp (305)
22 Jan 16
Fridays are really the best days and I also do remember when it would go so slow back when I was young. I think if it was when I was young, right now should've been like Wednesday or something. On my Fridays when I was young was either a burger or popcorn alone at my house (or with my parents of course) and watching my even younger moment movie as my childhood. Right its like meh, I can't drink so I just sit around and see what I can do that I can't do any of the other nights.
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